Greenwood Cemetery

1601 Old Bainbridge Rd.
Tallahassee FL 32303

When a 1936 ordinance prevented the sale of burial plots to blacks in the Old City Cemetery, J.R.D. Laster, Tallahassee’s first black funeral director purchased 16 acres here and established Greenwood Cemetery in 1937. The City of Tallahassee now owns this historic cemetery.

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When a 1936 ordinance prevented the sale of burial plots to blacks in the Old City Cemetery, J.R.D. Laster, Tallahassee’s first black funeral director purchased 16 acres here and established Greenwood Cemetery in 1937. The City of Tallahassee now owns this historic cemetery.

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